Arctic sea ice extent has stabilized in summer and has slightly increased since 2007.
Ice has also got considerable thicker in the last decade as well
In fact, Arctic temperatures have varied little in the last decade
Temperatures recently are no higher than in the 1930s and 40s. The cycle we can see is connected to the AMO.
The claim that the Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, is simply a reflection of the upward part of the cycle. Changes in Arctic temperatures are invariably amplified, either warming faster or cooling faster.
On longer timescales there is nothing at all unusual about Arctic temperatures:
As for the Greenland ice sheet, also touted in the report, nothing unusual is happening
David Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada: 'You’ve got blustery winds with some of the coldest temperatures that people have ever experienced.' Temperatures are getting to –40 C (-40 F) before the windchill and when the winds are factored in, it feels colder than –60 C (-76 F).
Schools in the south get “snow days” though when you get to the 60-degree latitudes school closures are “cold days”…usually accompanied by some snow as well. When temperatures fall to -60C (-76 F) with the windchill or more than just about everyone will stay home and not risk going outside and expose skin. For the past few days, schools have cautiously remained closed. “I don’t remember the last time we actually closed due to weather. This is a bit of an extreme,” said Mike Osmond, chair of the Rankin Inlet District Education Authority.